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Daytripping in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a fabulous place to visit. Nestled on the shores of beautiful Charlotte Harbor, it is the ideal place to spend a few hours, a full day, a few days or your entire vacation. Punta Gorda – it’s happening on the harbor.

This page is designed to give you some fun things to plan, ahead of your trip to this jewel of Southwest Florida. We do however hope that you might stay longer and enjoy the great resorts and hotels that have sprung up all over our city in recent years.

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Trolley and Boat Tours

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce operates fun-filled Trolley Tours most Fridays and Wednesdays from January to April.

We offer a land and sea combo, featuring a 1-hour trolley tour of Punta Gorda, with no disembarkation, preceded by a 1.5 hour cruise on Charlotte Harbor and a 1-hour trolley tour (with no boat).

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Mindi Abair's Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival

Mindi Abair’s Punta Gorda Wine + Music Festival 2019

Rockin’ Wine & Music with Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers November 16, 2019 2 levels of tickets available - Regular ...
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Wine & Jazz Festival, Punta Gorda Chamber

14th Annual Wine and Jazz Festival 2019

14th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival will be held on February 23rd, 2019 2019 Tickets are on sale now PLEASE ...
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Welcome to Punta Gorda

The name, Punta Gorda, comes from the Spanish, meaning Fat Point. This historic small town is a hidden treasure of Florida and lies as a “Fat Point”, sticking out into Charlotte Harbor – one of the US’s largest natural harbors.

Centrally located between Sarasota to our North and Fort Myers to our South, Punta Gorda is a delightful location, within a comfortable driving distance from Tampa, Orlando and Miami.

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Punta Gorda Founders’ Week

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Artisan’s Atelier in Downtown Punta Gorda

The Artisan’s Atelier is a venue of working artists’ studios and a gallery for the public to visit. The Atelier provides affordable place where artists can create and sell their works.
The public is invited to browse and buy!

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Punta Gorda Farmers Market

Voted the ‘Best Small Market in Florida’ and 15th in the USA, we have a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French bakery, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettlecorn, coffee beans and drinks, native and exotic plants.
The Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning tradition, adding more vendors weekly. There is live music from 9am to Noon.

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In & Out of Punta Gorda Airport

For details on Punta Gorda Airport / Charlotte County Airport, which serves the whole of SW Florida, please visit www.flypgd.com.

There you will find details of the airports location, direct jet service to many cities in the North East, South East and Mid West as well as details concerning ground transportation and car rentals.

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